Food is fuel, we need it all throughout the day. It’s what gives us energy and strength to keep our bodies functioning.
In targeting a healthy lifestyle, smart eating, and weight loss, the most under-rated strategy is timing.
Let me ask, are you a breakfast fanatic, an early luncher or a late-night snacker? These may all have effects on your body.
First things first, do not skip breakfast. This is something you will always hear from experts and dietitians. Ideally, you should always eat breakfast within an hour of waking up. About 4 or 5 hours subsequent to that, you should have lunch, and a couple hours after that, dinner.
If you delay these times, you’re going to be hungry, and the hungrier you are, the more likely you are going to overeat your next meal, which will cause weight gain if done as a habit.
The second diet rule to remember, just like breakfast, do not to skip dinner. Many people make the mistake of not eating at night. Calories get burned up no matter when you eat them, so theoretically it’s not a big deal to eat after dark. The secret here is not to overdo your dinner. You need to have dinner more than three before you go to bed. With that, you can make sure that the food you’ve eaten is properly digested. Eating close to bedtime heightens your blood sugar and insulin, which may give you a hard time falling asleep.
Your last meal should be the lightest of the day. You need to go to sleep feeling light, not stuffed. This way, you’ll wake up hungry for breakfast, and you’re most likely not to skip.
Keeping track of what you’re supposed to eat to stay healthy can already be overwhelming, but it turns out that when and what time of the day you eat can also be important for keeping your weight in control and at its best.